08 August 2016

Release Blitz & Giveaway ~ Rounding Third, An Infield Novel, by Michelle Lynn

Rounding Third
Author: Michelle Lynn
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: August 8, 2016


I was destined for stardom.
From the age of seven, I was an all-star.
Parent’s praised me, coaches worshipped me.
As I got older, girls begged for me.
I was Beltline’s baseball God, guaranteed to put this small town on the map.

Then, after one night, that future vanished.

The legend was laid to rest.
I gave up my scholarship.
I fled from Beltline.
I left behind the girl.

Now, I’m back.

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Jogging up the stairs to the second floor, I sneak into the back row of the classroom. I pull out my laptop and quickly catch up with the professor’s lecture. The guy a couple seats down passes a syllabus over, and when I turn to thank him, I’m reminded that nothing comes easy in my life.

“Is there a reason you were holding my girlfriend’s hand?” Ella’s boyfriend whispers, sliding into the open seat between us.


“She won’t be your girlfriend for long,” my cockiness answers for me. My arrogance is a great intimidator that’s always worked in getting me what I want.

“Who are you?”

As his beady eyes try to daunt me, I get an up close look at him. I can see why El might have fallen for him. He’s a safe bet. Probably riding the coattails of his family’s money, paving his way with his arrogant little bitch frat brothers. It only assures me of one thing. I don’t have to fight him for El. This guy wouldn’t start a fight if I fucked her right in the middle of his bed. El is just a trophy to him. He doesn’t love her like I do.

“I’m just an old friend. We have a long history together.” I glance at him from the corner of my eye, offering him a quick wink.

His knuckles whiten as he clenches his pen. It couldn’t be more satisfying, knowing I’m getting under his skin.

His annoyed expression tells me that Ella hasn’t been so open about her life and her past. This guy doesn’t have a shot.

“She’s taken, so keep your hands to yourself.”

A few heads flip around after his voice heightens.

Not needing a professor to hate me on day one, I lean in closer to whisper in his ear, “I can’t make any promises. It’s nothing personal, believe me, but technically, she’s always been mine.” I ease back against my chair right as the professor’s eyes catch mine.

Liam’s head whips around, and I wait for him to ask me to take our discussion outside. But he cowers, like I knew he would.

“Try to steal her away from me, and see what happens,” he says.

“I’m not going to have to try hard. Your time with her was over the moment she saw me.”

The professor forcefully clears her throat, eyeing us. If we don’t end this conversation soon, we’ll both be kicked out.

“Don’t be so cocky, asshole. The fact that I don’t know anything about you, and the fact that she’s never mentioned your name, show what she really thinks of you.”

“You two”—the professor points, and a hundred pairs of eyes turn in our direction—“since you’re so chatty, maybe you should be conducting the lecture this morning?” She crosses her arms over her purple blouse and waits for our answer.

“Sorry, Professor Knight,” Douche Bag says.

“Sorry,” I say.

She nods and starts the lecture back up again, her eyes continuing to linger on us.

He slides over to his original seat.

I strike my earlier thought. I have no idea what El sees in this weak shithead.

I lean over the now vacant chair, testing my luck one final time. “Don’t worry. I’ll be around. We can continue this conversation soon.”

He scoffs me off, shaking his head. His fingers start tapping on the keys of his laptop as he accepts his defeat for this round.


When you’re young, you feel like you have the whole world at your fingertips. Nothing will stop you from chasing your dreams. The last thing you think is that one night everything you thought you had could be a distant memory.

That’s what happened to Crosby, an accident ripped apart his dreams and his life turned into a nightmare. He lost two friends, drove away all his other friends, and let the girl he loved get away.

But two years have past and now he’s ready to let the past go and reach for his dream. Having her by his side is the only thing that he’s ever dreamt about other than baseball. Now he’s in a position to make it all come to true, as long as he can let the past go.

Ella was surprised to come face to face with her first, and only, love. She thought she had put the past in her rearview mirror, but seeing Crosby has brought all those old feelings back up.  Can she trust her heart to Crosby again?

The past may not always be pretty, but as long as you don’t let it get you down, you can still have the future you always wanted.

I really loved this book more than I expected. I adore how Crosby sets his mind to something and doesn’t let anything stand in his way. His inner demons still haunt him, but watching him finally opening up is endearing. The love is pure and everlasting. The connection that’s between Ella and Crosby is stronger now after years of being apart.

I love Ella’s quick wit, sweet smile, and loving heart. She’s everything Crosby needed to help heal his broken soul. I think she’s stronger than she ever thought possible. With her charming personality, you really can’t help but love her.

The cast of friends are priceless. Always there to lend a hand, a shoulder to cry on, and pep talk when needed. And I can’t wait to see what happens next in this series.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for story about never giving up hope and reaching for new beginnings.

Author Bio

Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around two kindergarteners all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed. 

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